Creative Sector EIA generates interest in the Dail July 2011

Dr. Patrick Collins, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change led a research team that conducted an Economic Impact Assessment of the Creative Sector in the West of Ireland. The research was commissioned by the Western Development Creative Sector EIACommission and the resulting Report was published in June 2011. Dr. Collins' research has highlighted the potential for a doubling of the workforce employed in the Creative Sector over the next 10 years. Additionally this could lead to up to € 150 million in additional exports per annum from the sector - a key area of growth identified.

"Internationally this sector has been outpacing others in terms of growth and this is a pattern that we see emerging in Ireland" according to Dr. Collins at CISC. "It is clear to us that a small number of policies, correctly implemented, have the potential to make a massive difference for the sector and the region" he continued.

Questions were recently raised in the Dail (see HERE for details) about the importance of this Report, and many arts organisations have highlighted the key findings of the Report.

To download a copy of the Report, please click HERE

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